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The Fatal Shore - New Edition


The Fatal Shore - New Edition


In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonise Australia... 

An epic description of the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag and was the origin of Australia, The Fatal Shore is the prize-winning, scholarly, brilliantly entertaining narrative that has given Australia its true history. 

'An extraordinarily vivid yet authentic account of the birthpangs of a nation. A work of real distinction' - Philip Ziegler 

'With its mood and stature... The Fatal Shore is well on its way to becoming the standard opus of the convict years' - Sydney Sunday Telegraph

Robert Hughes
Published January 2003 
720 Pages
197mm x 130mm
ISBN: 9780099448549

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